I have a friend who’s been growing camellias in his yard for decades. There in his backyard is a nice stand of mature camellias. Several of them make seed; and, as a result, there are baby camellias growing underneath them. … Continue reading →
I have the tiniest garden at my home here in Nacogdoches, so space is highly valued. Each plant must earn its keep. As a consequence when I was choosing a camellia, I determined to find an exquisite, Christmas blooming … Continue reading →
These beauties appeared like magic in my lawn the other day, no doubt stimulated by our recent rains. I wish I knew their name. After looking through my guide books, I’m still not for sure of their identification. Photo … Continue reading →
Elephant’s Ear Alocasia macrorrhiza … Plants are often feats and triumphs of fantastic design. Leica M10 with/35mm Cron.
Hibiscus coccineus ‘Lone Star’ This tall perennial Hibiscus with maple-like leaves is a trouble free garden plant. It is a little-known cultivar that has pure white flowers rather than the standard red. Grows well in wet to moist soil in … Continue reading →
Flowering Crab Apple Malus spp. I do not know the name of this cultivar. There are hundreds of species and hybrids. This double flowered version is, I seem to remember, a French hybrid. There is a native East Texas species- Malus angustifolia. Crab … Continue reading →
It’s been a tough year. As you dig through the year, it seems like there’s been trouble and heartache in layer after layer. Sometimes the soil has been rocky, sometimes dry and hard. Other times it’s been overly soggy and … Continue reading →
“Glorious salvia which keep going until the first frost takes them.” We had wonderful rains this past week. I hardly stirred outside the whole day. A trip out to the mailbox in my Wellies was just about my only contact … Continue reading →